A university graduate blew his future for $30. Mainlander Wong Yung ran off with three $10 coins after he and an accomplice robbed a taxi driver at gunpoint, the High Court heard yesterday. Wong, 24, claimed to have found the gun while walking in the hills. Yesterday he pleaded guilty to robbery. Wong had worked as an electronics technician in Shenzhen before entering Hong Kong illegally. On June 20 last year taxi driver Cheng Chi-yung was flagged down outside Sha Lan Villa in Tai Po by two men. When they asked to be taken to Kowloon, Mr Cheng explained his was strictly a New Territories taxi. They got in. Suspecting his passengers were illegal immigrants, Mr Cheng asked if they had identity cards. Eventually Wong admitted that he did not. The driver then warned them that they might hit a roadblock and asked his passengers if they were scared. Wong's accomplice said that if that happened, they would all die together. When the vehicle stopped, Wong told the driver that he did not wish to hurt him, but that he needed a few hundred dollars for food. Mr Cheng turned round and discovered that the man in the back seat was holding a rifle. 'The driver felt very scared and gave Wong three $10 coins, saying, 'Here is $300',' prosecutor John Marray said. The pair then got out and Mr Cheng drove off. The two men were arrested after the driver reported the incident. Wong told police that he had 'found the gun while walking in the hills and did not know if it was a real gun', the court heard. Mr Justice Michael Wong Kin-chow adjourned sentencing.