By Tom Liddy
DNAinfo News Editor
MANHATTAN - Maybe it's the thrill of the chase.
Cops are hunting for a bandit who has ripped off three Chase banks around Manhattan since May.
The thief, described as being in his 40s, first struck on the morning of May 2, getting an unknown amount of cash from a branch at 350 W. 125th St., near Manhattan Avenue, in Harlem.
He hit again on June 2, this time ripping off a bank at 835 Broadway, near E. 13th Street, in Union Square.
Four days later, he robbed again, this time at 2438 Broadway, by 90th Street on the Upper West Side.
In that case, he fled empty handed.
Police say that the suspect passes notes to tellers and then flees, with or without loot.